NW Oregon Chapter

The NW Oregon Chapter

The Blessings in a Backpack Northwest Oregon Chapter builds on the amazing work of Take Action INC (TAI). Founded over ten years ago to feed elementary-school children in the community, TAI grew to serve over 2,000 kids in 51 schools in Northwest Oregon.

To support further expansion and growth, Blessings in a Backpack and TAI joined forces as of April 1, 2020, as the Blessings in a Backpack Northwest Oregon Chapter. Also part of the chapter is Alder School in Portland. With the help of community leaders, we are launching the chapter with an advisory board and managing director to drive additional growth under a sustainable, scalable model. In doing so, we can grow from feeding 2,000 children on the weekends this past school year to 10,000 children by 2026!

Who will feed the kids this weekend?
Why not you?

Have you heard the saying, “Be who you needed when you were younger?” That’s why Trisha started a program in her community. Watch the video to learn more.

Meet Our Board

Lindsey Klinger

Lindsey Klinger
Co-Chair

Karen Zinck

Karen Zinck
Co-Chair

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Janet Huber

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Michael Huber

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Marjorie Miyasako

Are you a community leader with a strong knowledge of the nonprofit sector and a passion for ending childhood hunger? You could be an excellent candidate for the Northwest Oregon Advisory Board!

Board members will provide mission-based leadership, fundraising, and programmatic support and serve as active ambassadors for Blessings in our community. Click here to review our board profile, and email susankane@blessingsinabackpack.org if you’d like to support our chapter as an advisory board member.